Object Title

Pikeman's pot

Pikeman's pot



Object Number



Bowyer Tower AS 90 (1988)

Physical Description

It has a high, hemispherical skull with a fairly narrow integral brim, turned down at the sides. It is made in two halves, joined at the skull in a low, medial comb, and at the brim with rivets. The comb, which increases in height at its apex is turned to the left, while the brim has a plain, inward turn. The base of the skull is encircled by twelve round headed lining rivets with square internal washers, of which two on each side retain fragments of the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces. The front, rear and left rear of the brim has suffered some damage, while the left of the skull exhibits two long dents. The front of the brim is crudely pierced with a later suspension hole, as is the left of the brim. Heavily rusted and painted black.


Dimensions: Overall Width: 28.0 cm (11.0 in), Overall depth: 33.5 cm (13.2 in), Skull width: 18.7 cm (7.3 in), Skull depth: 21.1 cm (8.3 in) Weight: 1.12 kg ( 2 lb 7.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Deeply struck on the left of the brim with an indistinct mark, probably the crowned IR of James II.


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